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Notable Quotes

All nations and cities are ruled by the people, the nobility, or by one man. A constitution, formed by selection out of these elements...is easy to commend but not to produce; or, if it is produced, it cannot be lasting.

Tacitus. Annals, IV, 33


Founder's Quotes

The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election: these are wholly new discoveries, or have made their principal progress towards perfection in modern times.

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9, "The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection," Independent Journal, November 21, 1787


Did You Know?

On March 24, 1788, a popular election was held in Rhode Island to determine the ratification status of the new Constitution. The vote was 237 in favor and 2,945 opposed!


A Government of Laws...

In the government of this Commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the executive shall never exercise the legislative or judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end that it may be a government of laws and not of men.

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1780


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A Book You Should Read

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, Ralph Ketcham  (New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2003)